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regulation. you know what? tell the folks up on capitol hill, you know what? the money's going to stop flowing, okay? and we're going to start to represent the public's interest. let's get the cronyism out of it, and you do that, and you know what you'll start to see in my opinion? you'll start to see capital start to flow. because capital will flow when it's protected. but capital has to be protected. so this does take time. i mean, this is, again, these are kind of aggressive measures. but let's put them out will. i will consider this book to be a success and then we'll wrap it up if this book creates dialogue and discussion. that's all i really want. so to that end, i thank you all for being here. i appreciate your interest and support. you can spread the word about the book so that, ultimately, the lick benefits. thank you -- the public benefits. thank you very much. [applause]
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[inaudible conversations] >> thank you, appreciate it. [inaudible conversations] >> some of you have been marching for over 40 years. and have endured many setbacks including the recent expansion of abortion coverage in
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obamacare. but it is important more now than ever that we remain strong and stand together. we cannot allow the opponents of life to continually weaken the moral fabric of our country. they need to know and they need to understand that we will continue to march, we will continue to educate, we will continue to advocate, and we continue to fight for the unborn! [cheers and applause] >> despite the fact that president obama is using stealth, deception and the coercive power of the state to promote abortion violence, the pro-life movement is alive and well and making serious, significant and sustained progress. >> this weekend on c-span the annual march for life rally from the national mall in washington d.c. this morning at 10 eastern.
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on c-span2's booktv, what's the secret to a life of happiness? talk radio host hugh hewitt on the possible answers tonight at 8. and on c-span2's american history tv, from 1964 to 2004 the issues and concerns from five decades of state of the union speeches. sunday afternoon at 3. >> originally, i was writing as a philosopher, as a philosophy professor, and i was writing on technical, philosophical topics. and i became interested in more social issues and would write about them when i found no one else was addressing them. and so i started to write about boy withs when i saw that it was a neglected target. i'm usually upset about something and think that this is wrong and this is not going to help people, and this is going to send us in the wrong direction. so i'm almost always motivated
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by a concern that it's important to get this down right. all of us are susceptible to confirmation bias. we are much more open to arguments and evidence that supports what we already believe. something that challenges it, you resist. and i know that i have that. so i tried very hard to compensate for that. i know there people that i've heard there are let's say on some positions, someone that holds a very different position than mine, let's say male-female differences or single sex education. and there are ways in which they can present their position which is respectful of what i believe, and i can reason to them. but if they just come many loaded more bear -- in loaded for bear and, obviously, with some kind of set of fixed ideas and rigid ideology, then i don't
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listen. i don't want to be like that. for so many reasons. it's not good intellectually, it's not persuasive, you don't make -- you don't change minds. >> next, robert gates at the national constitution center in philadelphia. he discussed his memoir, "duty: memoirs of a secretary at war." in the book mr. dates, who served as secretary of defense under president george w. bush and president obama, talks about his management of the wars in afghanistan and iraq, and he shares stories about his relationship with the white house and congress. [applause] >> secretary gates, i also want to thank you for being here, especially in light of the fact that you've recently had anor injury. i know you're making a robust recovery, but having to wear ara neck brace has surelyo complicated your being here andr

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